Book Details

Book title: Military Crazy: The Lighter Side of Life in the Indian Army
Author(s): Maj Gen Anil Sengar
ISBN: 978-81-8274-783-8
Publication Year: 2014
Binding: HB
Pages: 452
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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The book is a compilation of humorous real life stories from various aspects of military life in the Indian Army. Spanning 452 pages, with illustrations, the book is laid out in five parts. It includes excerpts from the first letter written by Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE, the first Indian Chief, to all officers of the Indian Army after independence, which is, amazingly, as relevant today more than six decades later. Experiences of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, MC, have been recounted that make a fascinating reading. The book brings to life, the tough yet exciting life of cadets in the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, as it happens. It covers fascinating incidents from all facets of life in the army, and from the author`s personal experience in the UN mission and foreign mission where he served as the Defence Attaché. The foreword has been written by Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Honourable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). He has an emotional connection with the army, as his father-in-law made the supreme sacrifice in Burma during the Second World War as a young officer. As a career diplomat, he has friends from many armies and understands the services well. The book is not simply a collection of anecdotes. It reflects the pride and the spirit of Indian soldiers. It also explains, as it goes along, the values and the ethos of various institutions that form our army. The book will be a nostalgic journey down memory lane. All soldiers will strike an immediate chord. The young men planning to don the `Olive Green` will find it motivating. The civilian readers too will find this book extremely captivating and get an insight into the Army way of life through these real life stories, packaged with a fine sense of military humour. The book guarantees you cheer and smile, the army way.

ABOUT Author

Maj Gen Anil Sengar : Maj Gen Anil Sengar is an alumnus of Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital, National Defence Academy and Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi. He was commissioned in 5th Battalion, Brigade of The Guards in Jun 1979, a battalion he went on to serve with great love and passion. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sword of Honour and Gold Medal at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has vast experience in different operational environments and terrain. He has been awarded Army Chief?s commendation card for an avalanche rescue operation in 1987, Yudh Seva Medal for counter insurgency operations in J&K in 2008-09 and Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service in the North East in 2009-10. Maj Gen Sengar was part of the core group which established the UN mission in Cambodia in 1992 and has served as the Defence Attaché in foreign missions. He is known for his courage of conviction and takes immense pride in upholding the cherished values of military service. He believes a person is not fully dressed till he wears a smile. Known for his zest and positive attitude, he is gifted with a sharp wit and a subtle sense of humour. This book, ``Militarily Crazy: The Lighter Side Of Life In The Indian Army``, reflects his pride and passion towards soldiering as it unfolds the lives of men in uniform in peace and war in his characteristic style.

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